12th February 2014

CanWIT BC Presents The February Breakfast Club

CanWIT BC ChapterBC’s The Canadian ICT sector (Information & Communications Technology) is expected to see an accelerated growth rate in 2014, bringing with it opportunities for skilled workers in the sector. But what are employers looking for and how can you get these skills? CanWIT BC invites you to attend this month’s Breakfast Club, where you can join the discussion and learn about the top skills needed in tech and how you can leverage ICT growth in Canada to accelerate your career in the industry. Read the rest of this entry »

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12th February 2014

Bell Media Opens New Regional Production Development Offices In Vancouver And Winnipeg

bell mediaBell Media is pleased to reinforce its commitment to Canadian independent production with the addition of regional production development offices in Vancouver and Winnipeg, opening Monday, February 17 and Monday, March 3 respectively. Bell Media has hired senior industry executives Michele McMahon and Brandice Vivier as Development Managers in Vancouver and Winnipeg respectively. Both will report to Susan Makela, Director, Independent Production, Canadian Programming Management, Bell Media. Read the rest of this entry »

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12th February 2014

Startup Canada Applauds Federal Government’s Dedication To Entrepreneurship

startup canadaStartup Canada is pleased with the Government of Canada’s continued commitment to fostering entrepreneurial success, as demonstrated by the allocation of $40 million to the Canada Accelerator and Incubator Program (CAIP) in its Economic Action Plan 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

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10th February 2014

2014 N100 Competition Open For Entries

N100Northumberland CFDC, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing financing and strategy for entrepreneurs has issued a call for entrants for its 2014 N100 competition. N100 is a competition for startup companies with the potential to grow, innovate and create jobs in Northumberland, Ontario. There is no need to be currently located in Northumberland to participate, and a $100,000 in investment capital is available. The competition runs through three rounds and features a high-level power panel. Further details are listed below, but please see the N100 website for complete information. Read the rest of this entry »

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6th February 2014

Vancouver Visual Effects And Computer Graphics Event Features Free Job Fair

spark fwdComputer graphics professionals and students have an opportunity to network with world-renowned local and international film and television producers at a job fair on Friday and Saturday. The job fair is part of Spark [FWD] 2014, the premier annual visual effects and computer graphics (CG) event in Vancouver. Presented by the SPARK Computer Graphics Society and sponsored by the B.C. government, SPARK [FWD] fosters innovation within the visual effects and CG community and helps attract talent and companies to British Columbia. Read the rest of this entry »

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31st January 2014

Skilled Workers From Abroad Crucial To Canadian Leadership In Global Video Game Industry

itacESACThe Entertainment Software Association of Canada (ESAC) and the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) have unveiled a white paper which outlines the crucial necessity of global workers in Canada’s Information & Communications Technology (ICT) and digital media industries. The paper details recommended actions and also calls on the federal government to put in place measures to help highly-skilled and well-paying industries access critical competences from abroad that will help fuel growth, employment and drive innovation here in Canada. Read the rest of this entry »

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30th January 2014

Telefilm Canada Announces Ten Canadians To Watch At The 2014 Berlin International Film Festival

Telefilm Canada On the cusp on the 2014 Berlin International Film Festival (February 6-16), Telefilm Canada has announced its Ten Canadians to Watch list. The diverse list is comprised of both established and emerging filmmakers and talent from across the country who are making an impact, either on the creative or business side of the film industry domestically and internationally. All selected individuals will be present at the Berlinale and/or the European Film Market. Here is the Ten Canadians to Watch list in alphabetical order: Read the rest of this entry »

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22nd January 2014

What’s In Store For You At Spark [FWD]

spark fwdMichael Uslan, Executive Producer will kick off the fifth version of Spark [FWD] on Wednesday, February 5th with a keynote address titled From Fan To Filmmaker. Festivities begin with a mixer at the 6 PM in the Citytv Atrium Lounge at VanCity Theatre. It will be followed by a presentation from comic book and Batman expert Michael Uslan. Mr. Uslan purchased the film rights to Batman in the late 70s and has been an integral part of the “Batman” films, executive producing all of the film adaptations including 1989′s “Batman” and, most recently, Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight Trilogy.” Read the rest of this entry »

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16th January 2014

CanWIT BC January Breakfast Club

CanWIT BC ChapterBC’s CanWIT chapter invites you to come and hear from Katie Bennett, an executive leadership and career coach who will host an interactive session titled Accelerate Your Career – Leveraging Your Talents In 2014 And Beyond, which is designed to challenge you to think about your own personal “hedgehog concept”. The idea of The Hedgehog Concept comes from the work of Jim Collins, author of Good to Great and Built to Last, among others. Your Hedgehog concept is the intersection of three key ideas: Read the rest of this entry »

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15th January 2014

DigiBC Town Hall Part Three

DigiBCDigiBC will be hosting another town hall meeting at the BC Showcase in Robson Square on the evening of Thursday, February 6th. Introduced in 2010, the IDMTC legislation is set to phase out in 2015 pending a review by the BC government in 2014. Your DigiBC Committee on Public Policy is actively discussing and working to ensure the program not only continues, but is expanded to meet the current and long-term needs of our evolving industry. Read the rest of this entry »

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